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Glossary of Nonwoven Terms
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A measure of the strength of a fiber. The force exerted per unit linear density when tensile stress is applied. Expressed as Newton per tex. Newtons are units of force. Previously expressed as grams force per denier.
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1) In general, the strength shown by a specimen subjected to tension as distinct from shearing stress, bending or twisting momentum. 2) Specifically, the maximum tensile stress expressed in force per unit cross sectional area of the unstrained specimen, e.g. Newtons per square millimeter.Manufacturing